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Court of Protection – A Shift on Costs?

The Court of Protection is considering giving judges greater ability to make family members cover the legal costs in disputes they bring over an incapacitated person’s property, affairs or care. Currently, the incapacitated person pays these costs out of their assets (except in certain circumstances where a judge can depart from this). A public consultation […]

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Probate Fees set to radically Increase

The government is planning to radically increase the level of probate fees charged for the highest value estates in an effort to raise an extra £250m per year to fund the courts and tribunal service. Currently, the probate application fee is £155 for solicitors, and £215 for individual applicants.  The proposals are that estates worth […]

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